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Eight students will travel to Antietam, Maryland, over spring break, from Monday, March 5, to Friday, March 9. Led by Director of the Eberly Library Rea Redd and Associate Director of the Paul R. Stewart Museum Courtney Dennis, students will provide services to battlegrounds and museums.

Some of the locations in which students will serve include the Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

“This trip will offer students a unique opportunity to be both servants and tourists,” said Dennis. “They will learn about the historical events, places and figures tied to the sites at which they are serving through behind-the-scenes tours conducted by premier historians and museum professionals. This is not something every visitor gets to experience, and it really gives a deeper meaning to the assistance we are providing.”

Redd said he is most looking forward to “helping students gain historical knowledge and understandings.”

Students attending the trip include:

  • Tabitha Branning, junior public history major from Pennsburg, Pennsylvania (Home School)
  • Jordan Cavallo, junior psychology major from Houston, Pennsylvania (Chartiers-Houston High School)
  • Matthew Colalcua, senior environmental science major from Monaca, Pennsylvania (Central Valley High School)
  • Ian Goedert, sophomore arts administration major from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania (Bethel Park Senior High School)
  • Darren Krause, sophomore with an undeclared major from Carmichaels, Pennsylvania (Carmichaels Area School District)
  • Holly Ludvigsen, freshman criminal justice administration major from Fremont, Pennsylvania (Fremont Senior High School)
  • Morgan McNab, sophomore forensic science major from Damascus, Maryland (Damascus High School)
  • Brendon Stead, freshman history major from Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania (Central Catholic High School)

For more information, contact Kelley Hardie at 724-852-3461.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Eighteen students will be serving in Pittsburgh during spring break Sunday, March 4, through Friday, March 9. Adrienne Tharp, coordinator of the Bonner Scholars Program, will lead the trip for first-year Bonner Scholars.

Tharp said students will serve with the Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership on certain beautification projects, preparing and eating a meal with people experiencing homelessness, serving at World Vision in Sewickley and at the National Aviary. Additionally, Tharp said part of the week will be spent serving in the Waynesburg community.

“Students participating on the Pittsburgh Immersion [trip] will be learning more about urban poverty, as well as learning about how the city of Pittsburgh is working to make changes to their community,” she said.

Tharp said she is most excited to see how students in the Bonner Scholars Program grow through the experience.

“I’m looking forward to spending time in the community and serving with the group,” she said. “I’m also excited to see how much [the students] have grown since the start of the academic year and what they are learning through their experiences.”

Students attending the trip include:

  • Briana Armenia, freshman sociology major from Odesa, Florida (JW Mitchell High School)
  • Olabisi Ayodele, freshman nursing major from Windsor Mill, Maryland (Western School of Technology)
  • Samantha Barlow, freshman nursing major from Buckhannon, West Virginia (Buckhannon-Upshur High School)
  • Kenneth Barnhart, freshman athletic training major from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania (Bethel Park Senior High School)
  • Jefferson Brady, freshman athletic training major from Saint Albans, West Virginia (Saint Albans High School)
  • Ruthie Buser, freshman early childhood education with special education major from Berkeley Springs, West Virginia (Grace Academy)
  • Arria Connett, freshman nursing major from Camas, Washington (Camas Senior High School)
  • Collin Funkhouser, freshman international business major from Coraopolis, Pennsylvania (Montour High School)
  • Marco Herrera, freshman athletic training major from Fort Lee, New Jersey (Fort Lee High School)
  • Rebecca Hyland, freshman psychology major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Plum Senior High School)
  • Samantha Hyland, freshman nursing major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Plum Senior High School)
  • Thomas Hyland, freshman criminal justice administration major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Plum Senior High School)
  • Jacob Kennedy, freshman environmental science major from Valencia, Pennsylvania (Mars Area High School)
  • Dylan Nowakowski, freshman business management major from Bridgeport, Ohio (Bridgeport High School)
  • Harry Oakes, sophomore electronic media major from Derwood, Maryland (Home School)
  • Alexis Phillips, freshman biology major from New Kensington, Pennsylvania (Plum Senior High School)
  • Rebekah Rhodes, sophomore nursing major from Hagerstown, Maryland (North Hagerstown High School)
  • Nia Shuler, freshman criminal justice administration major from Canton, Ohio (Glen Oak High School)

For more information, contact Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of student services, at 724-852-3461.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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During Winter Break, 10 students will travel to the Bahamas to work with children in schools and orphanages. The trip, which is designed for education majors at Waynesburg University, will run from Saturday, Jan. 6 through Saturday, Jan. 13. 

This year, Kylee Sargent, help desk coordinator, is one of the trip leaders. While it is her first year going on the trip, she is excited to witness the students in action.

“I’m very excited to see our education students using what they learn to serve others,” said Sargent. “This trip displays the purpose of Waynesburg University perfectly.”

Students will assist in teaching a variety of grade levels at a primary school in Nassau, Bahamas, and will also be visiting a local orphanage to work with children. Sargent said she hopes the students benefit from working with kids in an environment very different from the ones they are used to in the United States.

Students attending the trip include:

  • Abigail Bausch, sophomore early childhood education with special education major from Sunbury, Pennsylvania (Shikellamy High School)
  • Michaella Callander, junior early childhood education with special education major from Parker, Pennsylvania (Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School)
  • Jessica Costolo, senior early childhood education with special education major from Hopwood, Pennsylvania (Laurel Highlands Senior High School)
  • Kayla Coughlin, junior early childhood education with special education major from Buena Park, California (Home School Clearing House)
  • Caroline Frye, junior early childhood education with special education major from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (Home School)
  • Hannah Sembower, sophomore early childhood education with special education major from Somerset, Pennsylvania (Somerset Area School District)
  • Moriah Sivavec, senior early childhood education with special education major from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (Canon McMillan School District)
  • Shelby VanSickle, senior early childhood education with special education major from Fairchance, Pennsylvania (Albert Gallatin Area Senior High School)
  • Brittany Woodcock, sophomore early childhood education with special education major from Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania (Burrell High School)
  • Jordyn Wyllie, junior early childhood education with special education major from Grove City, Pennsylvania (Grove City Area High School)

For more information about the trip, contact Kelley Hardie by calling 724-852-3461 or emailing khardie@waynesburg.edu.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Eight students traveling to Bonaire during Winter Break this year, to work with Trans World Radio, a multinational Christian media distributor. The students will depart Saturday, Jan. 6, and return a week later, Jan. 13.

According to Dr. Chad Sherman, assistant professor of communication and one of the trip leaders to Bonaire, students will assist TWR record radio liners, create graphics and marketing materials and complete general maintenance.

This marks Sherman’s fifth year returning to Bonaire with students. For him, showing students how to apply their communication skills to an organization in need.

“I love introducing students to the power and wonder of service,” said Sherman. “They have great skills they’ve developed in the classroom. Now, they can apply those in a manner that serves the Lord and helps an organization that is greatly understaffed.”

Students attending this year’s trip to Bonaire include:

  • Emily Bennett, junior sports broadcasting/sports information major from New Tripoli, Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Home Schoolers)
  • Ashley Hall, junior digital design major from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (Riverside High School)
  • Paul Hicks, junior electronic media major from Annapolis, Maryland (Broadneck Senior High School)
  • Mitchell Kendra, senior journalism major from Washington, Pennsylvania (Trinity High School)
  • Robert McKinney, senior sports broadcasting/sports information major from Venetia, Pennsylvania (Peters Township High School)
  • Colin McLaughlin, sophomore sports broadcasting/sports information major from Berkeley Springs, West Virginia (Berkeley Springs High School)
  • Stephanie Rogers, junior biblical ministry studies children and youth major from Toms River, New Jersey (Toms River High School North)
  • Patience Yobp, junior criminal justice administration major from Valencia, Pennsylvania (Mars Area High School)

For more information, contact Kelley Hardie at khardie@waynesburg.edu or call 724-852-3461.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

 

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Seven Waynesburg University students will be traveling to Aransas Pass, Texas over Winter Break, to assist in continuing Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. They will leave Saturday, Dec. 16, and return Friday, Dec. 22.

Kristen Stone, a network analyst for Information Technology Services, helped organize the trip and will be one of the trip leaders. After feeling devastated by the news footage earlier this year, Stone was determined to find a way to help in some way.

“This trip is important to me because it addresses an immediate need after a disaster,” said Stone. “We are helping people salvage their belongings and get them one step closer to returning home.”

During the week, students will be working with the organization, “All Hands Volunteers.” They will be clearing trees, removing debris, mucking out, gutting, cleaning and sanitizing damaged property.

“I was overjoyed when we got confirmation for the trip and cannot wait to get down there and begin helping,” Stone said.

Students attending the Texas service trip include:

  • Lauren Bailey, senior psychology major from Delmont, Pennsylvania (Franklin Regional High School)
  • Marla Holland, senior psychology major from Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania (Lakeview High School)
  • Veronica Kayona, freshman criminal justice administration major from Bridgeville, Pennsylvania (South Fayette High School)
  • Sarah Knisely, freshman mathematics secondary education major from Tyrone, Pennsylvania (Bellwood-Antis School District)
  • Haleigh Miller, senior computer security and forensics major from Mansfield, Pennsylvania (Mansfield Junior-Senior High School)
  • Rebekah Mohnkern, sophomore nursing major from Petersburg, Pennsylvania (Home school)

For more information about the trip, contact Kelley Hardie by calling 724-852-3461 or emailing khardie@waynesburg.edu.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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